Burns Night and a busy weekend

I am now going to make the cardinal sin in blogland and post about several things in one single post, but with so many things going on this weekend it is difficult not to! 




CPIT are holding their annual Community Open Day from 11am til 2pm tomorrow (Saturday 26th January) at the Madras Street Campus and the library will be OPEN for you to come and find out what we have to offer.  Click here for the full programme which includes learning how to make pasta, have a go on InfraTrain’s mini digger simulator, take a personality test and find out which business profession suits you and pony rides and face painting for the kids.  So come along and pop your head into the library where Lorna and Jon will be more than happy to answer your questions about what the library can do for you.

The open day also have a selection from Christchurch’s 2013 Worlwide Buskers Festival (17-27 January).  Head over to E Block this Saturday to check out Mim and Danny at 11.15am, Nigel Blackstorm at 12.15pm and Becky Hoops at 1.15pm.   CPIT are also hosting a stage at the Festival, CPIT Arial Stage, showcasing some of CPIT’s best CircoArt’s graduates, so please go along and support our graduates.




More importantly today is “The Bard’s” birthday…Happy Birthday Robert Burns!  Tonight all, over the world, Burns night will be celebrated with a dram of whiskey, a plate of haggis neeps and tatties (yum yum yum), and a celebration of his work with recitals of his poems and songs.  Here is one of his most famous poem’s Tam O’Shanter to wet the whistle.



…and being as it is Friday…Bookriot remind us how libraries have a staring role in the movies! 

Whatever you get up to this weekend we hope it’s a relaxing one.

About lornasmith77

I am a Liaison Librarian at CPIT, Christchurch. Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland and have been living in Christchurch, NZ for almost 3 years.
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